Dawn Banker, administrative specialist in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, received the 2020 President’s Award for Excellence in Human Relations (Classified) for her hard work across multiple departments in the College of Science and Mathematics.
Donna Braswell, the college’s fiscal manager, nominated Banker for the award after she happily took on more responsibilities outside of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
When a need arose within the College of Science and Mathematics in another department, Braswell asked Banker if she would be willing to accept more responsibility within another department.
“I am very grateful to have her on my team, as I know those units she serves are in the best possible hands,” Braswell said. “I cannot imagine not having Dawn as a team member in CoSM.”
Faculty rely on Banker for their administrative needs related to travel and purchasing. Banker has a tremendous amount of knowledge of institutions and is incredibly effective at her job and communicating with students, faculty and staff.
Before Banker joined the College of Science and Mathematics, she worked in the College of Liberal Arts. That experience helped Banker to bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to her current position.
“Banker does everything without seeking recognition or reward,” Braswell said. “She is dedicated to making life easier for those around her, which is true human service.”